Yes, now your Tattoo can like and be liked by other Tattoos around it! TatChat is the body art gallery of real people’s tattoos or body piercings around you.
Like a “Piece” and if it likes you back, you can chat. Spread the word and join us in making TatChat the biggest walking & talking body art gallery worldwide, where one body art piece can talk to another.
TatChat provides anonymity to all that want it, eliminating stage fright and giving way to emotion, joy and pleasure.
A voice message, tune or 30 seconds soundtrack recording makes a tattoo much more expressive, appreciated and heard – a piece of body art and sound engulfed in one, stirring passion and emotion to the eye, ear and soul. An unbiased memorial journey that constantly measures how liked or skipped one’s body pieces are.
Evaluate the appeal of your tattoo or piercing by the number of Yups you have been granted by admirers. View live ranking of the Top 100 Most Yupped pieces worldwide to see and compare your personal performance. Your name, face, gender, nationality or age is of no importance here! The ultimate emphasis and attention belongs solely to the living ink art or piercing you are constantly baring – where is it placed, the style, theme, color, art school and category it belongs to.
Benefit from TatChat even if you do not have a tattoo or piercing. Make TatChat your gateway to the biggest living walking and talking body art gallery worldwide and be better informed on trends, most liked colors, styles, themes and placements. To become a member you don’t need to have any body art Piece at all! To join though, you will need to set up a TatChat profile and take a photo of the place on your body where you are considering placing a tattoo. Once you are a member this will allow other members to post suggestions and comments on your TatWall. You may choose to be the active and seek advice by posting queries on other members Tat Walls, or even chat when Yupped back. On such permanent matters, there is nothing better than making a well-informed final decision and choice of action. TatChat works on a tit for tat principal and highly values and cherishes everyone's privacy. If you choose your online status and location to be invisible to others, then others will be invisible to you too. Changing from one status to another is instant, quick and easy.
Using the TatChat service is free. There are some optional paid features available only to TatChat Plus paid subscribers. We have to highlight that the basic version of TatChat is just as rewarding and enjoyable throughout. The plus subscription will be unlocking some extra features, such as:
- Upload extra photos on your profile – upped to 10 photos;
- Extended personal in app ConTat list – unlimited;
- Extended personal in app FavTat list – unlimited;
- Extended quota of daily remote location journeys and searches – unlimited;
- Extended quota of daily Yup likes used- unlimited;
- Extended quota of daily TatWall message posts – unlimited;
- Extended quota of daily TatChat message used – unlimited;
- Extended filtering parameters for more precise and specific quest searches;
- Access to the live Top 100 Worldwide Yup Ranking.
Both TatChat basic and Plus subscribers can purchase various thematic emoji icons or special key board fonts for a more colorful and expressive chatting experience.
Why wait! Start exploring and socializing with all the walking and talking body art pieces that are nearby you or around the world. A picture is 1,000 words while a carved tattoo is closer to a million. Have fun and enjoy the journey.
No doubt that there is need, interest and potential for a TatChat service out there, which is beneficial and hugely informative to all. Uncovering well hidden body art beauty and gems to be admired for what they’re worth and not because of whose skin might be the canvas. There are so many master pieces out there, and TatChat is the stage and living gallery for that art to reach its fullest potential and widest reach..
Different studies show that in the USA alone, there are approximately 50 million people who have a Tattoo on their body, and statistics indicate that at least two thirds of them have placed their tattoos on non-visible parts of their bodies not seen by others. In addition, at any one moment of time there are millions considering having a Tattoo. Equally as many, if not more, are with body piercings or intentions to put and ear ring, nose stud or some sort of piercing somewhere on their body.
Just imagine the value TatChat adds to all these various groups through establishing the biggest walking & talking body art gallery worldwide, where one body art piece can talk to another. Now imagine all these hidden away tattoos on living souls and people, made available to all without having to link them to any specific face, name, gender or age. The art piece is all that matters.
Imagine a TatChat living encyclopedia of body art tattoo pieces. A source of information for why to have or not to have a tattoo, what to do or not to do, what is liked and what is ignored, while providing open and non-intrusive communication channels amongst all these people, their art and motives.
Yes, TatChat turns all this imagining into reality and will be available for Apple iOS Phones in August 2015 and for Android Phones in November 2015.
Help us fulfil this fantastic project to its fullest potentials. We know that we have, in abundance the necessary expertise, passion, love and motivation to do it, but we cannot do it without your support and help. Every Dollar you entrust brings us closer to our goal. We know that together with you and your friends, we will achieve it. We are a small company among the Big Boys. Although we have gone a long way so far, we are only a start up, with a well-defined route, expansion and development plan ahead of us. Help us, and become our ambassador in spreading the word about us and our project with family and friends. We will not let you down! A Tat in need is a Tat in deed, and we are in need of you! Yes, to unite, we are in need of you! Thank you for your time Kickstarter.
It is needless to say that a product and service of TatChat’s magnitude would require at least a couple of million Dollars for the appropriate launch publicity. Unfortunately for smallies like us this is unimaginable and frankly probably needless. We have self-financed the iOS platform, and we already have a running iOS Beta being tested, which by end of August will be available to you. Our focus lies in making TatChat available on Android and as many possible platforms in the shortest time span. In this aspect we calculated the minimum needed to avoid jeopardizing this so full of potential TatChat of ours. We are confident that with USD 88,000 we can ignite this fantastic product and spread its availability to more users. The kick start we need is for the following purposes:
- Additional iOS Beta prelaunch testing and bug fixing;
- iOS Post launch update with bug fixing and seamless conversion of the iOS Beta to the final release iOS version;
- To start immediate work and creation of TatChat on Android - Alfa, Beta, pre and post launch bug fixing and update for seamless conversion to final release Android version;
- Post launches market analysis of performance, market response, users wants and requirements and swiftly adapting and providing for fulfilling the most common and wide spread users’ needs. This is both for iOS and Android Launches;
- Two months modest digital publicity campaigns for iOS and Android launches.
It is evident from the above that much more funds are needed to conduct our ambitious road map. However, we are confident that with USD 88,000 we will be in position to modestly fulfill all above and attempt leaving the heavier publicity and expansion plans for a later stage and once there is some cash flowing back into our smallish company.
August & September 2014
One of Tat Chat’s founders has been planning a new tattoo for a while. Over one year he goes through many difficulties as before going ahead he wanted to see and gain real life experience from as many neutral and unrelated people as possible who actually have a tattoo. He is not interested personally with these people, but simply wants to see and seek real life advice merely on the tattoo topic itself. It turned out not an easy task, and that is how the idea of TatChat strikes on his mind. The more he thinks about it the more he gets excited and many sleepless working nights followed and the whole concept and service sketched.
Our team is put together and carefully selected. It was fun! We conducted an extensive market data collection and analyzed all results carefully. Them we did the final TatChat sketching of services, features, functionality together with basic design.
November & December
2014 Product and its services and features decided and implementation staged.
Minimum features, platforms design and functionality of launch product. Work and code writing on system back bone and server commences. Design and functionality design for iOS commences.
Work and Code writing for iOS termination platform commence.
Heavy workload on all aspects of the system coupled with many sleepless nights - server backbone, design, functionality and iOS termination. iOS Alfa testing concluded and finalized. Seeking options for alternative source of financing as enthusiast’s self-financed funds are stretched to the limit and running out.
iOS Beta testing commence. A team decision is taken to approach and work with Kickstarter. Kickstarter presentation and videos preparation commences. Work on entire system continues and website set up initiated.
Kickstarter Campaign Launched.
By mid of June to have a successful Kickstarter completed campaign. By the end of June to have fully completed to our satisfaction the internal Beta iOS release version.
Apply for TatChat listing with Apple. Finalize all planning of a two months digital publicity campaign to support the iOS Apple launch. Commence work on the Android TatChat Platform. Meet our promise and by the end of July / early August deliver to our Apple iOS Kickstarter supporters and backers the first iOS release of TatChat and TatChat Plus.
Successfully execute the publicity campaign of the iOS launch. Complete Alfa Android testing.
Successfully execute the second month of the publicity iOS campaign. Commence Beta Android testing.
Initiate a market analysis survey of the iOS Apple performance and market response to establish user’s wants and requirements. By the end of September to have fully completed to our satisfaction the internal Beta Android release version.
Apply for Android TatChat listing. Finalize planning of a two months digital publicity campaign to support the Android launch. Complete all work on iOS Apple updated version of TatChat with extra features as per market survey feedback and conclusions. Meet our promise and by the end of November / early December deliver to our Android Kickstarter supporters and backers the first Android release of TatChat and TatChat Plus.
Successfully execute the publicity campaign of the Android launch. Deliver to all iOS supporters and users an update version of TatChat and TatChat plus with extra features.
Successfully execute the second month of the Android publicity campaign. Commence work on Windows TatChat Platform. Initiate a market analysis survey of the Android and iOS performance and market response to establish additional user’s wants and requirements.
Risks and challenges
We are confident and strongly believe that we are well prepared to overcome the many challenges that lie ahead of us. Our wealth is our people. The team spirit we have, the supercharged passion, love and care of what we do gives us all this strength.
Gaining swift momentum and traction with adequate number of users might be challenging and poses a certain level of risk. Funny, but as farfetched as this possibility may be, it still causes heated and passionate discussions amongst us .It gets pretty emotional, but because of such discussions TatChat got better and better every time. We are confident though that together with you and with the Kick Starter Campaign and all our Kick Starter backers and supporters we will overcome this risk. How many living, walking & talking body art pieces and within your reach would be a new experience to you? 100? Or 1,000? Or 2,000? Or 10,000? or 500,000? The answer to that question is why we believe that TatChat will give a fantastic experience even to its very, very first users. We are grateful to Kick Starter for the privilege and the opportunity granted to us. It is because of Kick Starter that you and many other likeminded are reading this right now and sharing it with friends
Life is playing a joke on us! System under load is a risk, but a system overload happens to be a risk as well. This is something well awaited for. Frankly, we want and aim for this to happen. As a result we are well prepared and have provided numerous levels for immediate activation of system enhancements and back up options, so this shouldn’t be a problem. However, as we all know planning and real life situations are two different sides of the coin. Give it to us and we will handle it, and if we cannot then we will find a solution, sort out and fix any issues as fast, and if not faster, than any other company out there. You back us up, and we will not let you down, this is our baby after all.
Another challenge and risk is not having abundant and available publicity budget to support the iOS and Android market launches of TatChat, as would have done the Big Boys for a similar product and service. Well, we do not believe that success is merely and only paved with heavy marketing and advertising spent. We agree it is good to have and would safeguard our Baby, but its lack is not a terminal disease. We believe TatChat stands strong enough for what it is, and that people and the market will be fast enough to recognize that. Most importantly, we have you and Kick Starter, and together we are strong! Tat in need is a Tat in deed, and we believe in you. Believing in us is all we ask from you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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